PITTSBURGH (KDKA)–The son of the Penn Hills School Board President has the attention of the U-S Secret Service.

Last month Phil Vecchio started an online petition to help bail out the financially strapped Penn Hills School District.  The petition already has more than 1,100 signatures.

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He posted online, saying he would chain himself to the White House gate, if he got 1,000 signatures.

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According to the Tribune-Review, a Secret Service agent recently interviewed Vecchio at his apartment.  But, he told the paper he still plans to keep his word when he visits the nation’s capital on Friday.

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The district faces $172 million in debt, mostly from the construction of two new schools.